Healthstyles Radio: Helina Selemon on Black Women & HPV & Pediatric NP Kristi Westphaln’s Tales from the Crib
Today at 1 PM Barbara Glickstein hosts Healthstyles and get’s today’s segment going with HealthCetera news updates.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that African-American women are twice as likely to get cervical cancer from HPV, the Human Papilloma Virus, than white women. Data from the also say that Black women have the highest mortality rate of any racial group in America. Gardasil® is the vaccine known most in the US for preventing cervical cancer caused by HPV, but it only prevents against some types of cancer-causing HPV and not the types that are most prevalent (or “that will protect against cervical cancer”) in the Black community.
Reporter Helina Selemon talked to the doctor behind the clinical trials of to learn more about HPV and about Cervarix®, the vaccine that women, especially Black women, need to know about.
In the tradition of throwback Thursday, this international segment of Healthstyles Radio connects today back to a catastrophic event that took place back in 2013….
Imagine residing on a tropical island, in a lush coastal city, and in a world where storm watches and warnings are a daily occurrence. Another storm watch has been issued- nothing special- and then the winds begin to howl and the water keeps coming. Typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan) reached the Visayas region of the Philippine Islands on November 8, 2013. The city of Tachloban was hit with with winds recorded at over 130 MPH and three tsunami waves. Over 22,000 people of Tachloban were injured or killed in the storm.
Join Senior Fellow and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Kristi Westphaln as she reports live from Tachloban City while on a medical mission. Curious about the experience of living through a category 5 super typhoon or what Tachloban’s recovering community looks like today?
While working in clinics both out in the community and on the porch of the Light House Center for Kids International Ministries, the generosity and resilience of the Filipino people shines brilliantly. Charismatic 22 year old Anj Bantiles shares her very personal story of getting swept away by a tsunami, loosing her family, and how she continues to live every day of her life to the fullest. Fantastic Filipina physicians Dr. Loida Del Rosario and Dr. Mary Rose Del Rosario travel from Manila to join the team in aiding the recovering families of Tachloban- they also share the inside scoop on the journey to becoming a physician and the health care system in the Philippines.
Tachloban continues to heal. Many damaged buildings continue to stand due to lack of funds to either take down or fully repair the sites, many families struggle to afford medical care, and yet the smiles and laughter of the people is contagious.
This international typhoon Tale from the Cribs ends with a message of hope – Natural disasters are not predictable. Efforts continue to guess the next “big one”, disaster preparedness efforts are on the rise, and international health care outreach continues. As long as people continue to support each other, help will always remain on the world forecast.
The Prisoners of Hope Organization was born via collaboration of the Rock Church of San Diego, Kids International Ministries, and the amazing Tim Neisler. This trip marks the fourth trip to the Philippines and the group has provided assistance in many other locations including India, South Africa, the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, and Jamaica. Both health care and spiritual support are available, and care is provided to all regardless of religious background/affiliation.
Find out more Prisoners of Hope’s future medical missions to the Philippines.
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